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THE LONDON SESSION

Umphrey's McGee

 

Crossover Prog

3.64 | 30 ratings

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Il Bambinello
3 stars A recording effort to show their musicianship giftedness, this album is the result from a 24 hours session in the legendary Abbey Road studios in London (hence the name). I find things here get interesting not only for the experiment but also for the handful of brand new studio songs recorded along with two tracks ("Cut the cable", "No diablo") from the band's previous effort - which I didn't like - rearranged in acoustic version and gaining. The album highlights are "Rocker part II" and "Out of order" (the proggiest songs of the lot) and the disco-rocking "Comma later", along with the instrumental solos of "Glory". I would've spared the new "Plunger", being the original far tighter and less rushed (the only track a sort of race against the clock can be perceived in). I guess the closing "I want you (she's so heavy)" from the Beatles is a due tribute to the recording place's history. Well done. 3,5/5
Il Bambinello | 3/5 |

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